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Learn to help the English learners in your classroom by adding the ESOL endorsement to your teaching certificate in another subject area. You'll complete the three courses mostly online with some fieldwork to experience hands-on learning.

To qualify for the program, you must hold one of the following:

  • A teaching certification in another subject area
  • A speech and language pathology professional certificate
  • A Georgia school counseling credential

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  1. Earn the ESOL endorsement on your teaching certificate
  2. Available to degree and non-degree students
  3. Open to those with a teaching certificate, speech and language pathology certificate, or Georgia school counseling credential
  4. Mostly online coursework, with some field experience


You will need to commit at least two semesters to complete the ESOL endorsement program. As a requirement, you will take two foundation courses in language acquisition and culture to develop an understanding of second-language education. You will put this new knowledge into practice during a final course in ESOL methods.

Our faculty members are multilingual/multicultural language educators and learners who draw from diverse experiences to enhance their courses. They also publish in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second-language research. As a result, our curriculum will expose you to a variety of advanced educational theories and teaching approaches.

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Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.


Application Process for Current UGA Students

  1. Complete the application for admission. It can take up to one month for your application to be reviewed and processed.

  2. If you have not received an email about your application within a month, please email the program coordinator.

Application Process for Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

When completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended

Deadline to Apply

Application Deadlines for Non-Degree Seeking Applicants


  • October 15 (international applicants)
  • November 15 (domestic applicants)


  • February 15 (international applicants)
  • April 1 (domestic applicants)


  • April 1 (domestic and international applicants)

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Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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